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ESSAY – I Wish it Were 1978 Just For One Day

 

Before digital tech, notifications came by phone or snail mail

There was a time when the day ended. Those times themselves ended with the advent of digital technology and 24/7 communication.

On the latest Parenting Then and Now Podcast Essay, we remember life before constant notifications and information overload were regular occurrences. As tech has changed the way we live, and social media became ubiquitous, the thought of living a life unbothered by continual “pings” from our collective phones sounds heavenly.white cassette tape close-up photography

When was the last time you were able to really relax, without thinking that you’d missed something – news, personal or otherwise? It was a long time ago, wasn’t it?

Listen to this short PTAN Podcast essay via the links below.

To read this essay online, go to I Wish it Were 1978 Just For One Day 

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Essay – Memories of Low Tech Popcorn

Back in the Day, Stovetop Popcorn Was the Only OptionAnd not a microwave in sight…In this Parenting Then and Now Essay, we remember a simple pleasure that’s largely disappeared.Scroll to the bottom of this post to listen to this episode.Read this essay on Medium here: Memories of Low-Tech PopcornFollow me on Medium HERE.



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